Cosmetic Institute of Australia is now Aesthetics and Skin Institute. Please visit our new and improved website on

Dedicated to equipping practitioners
with relevant practical skills

Fundamentals of Skin Science

This online course has been designed for cosmetic practitioners and beauty therapists to learn and review their knowledge of skin science, diagnose simple skin conditions and how to conduct an effective skin consultation, recognising when to refer on.

This module also concentrates on basic cosmetic dermatology, knowing this is crucial so that you can help identify or recommend the approriate cosmetic treatment for your patient.

This course sets the basic foundation in cosmetic medicine, before embarking on learning about cosmetic treatments. This course is a pre-requisite for the Laser Safety courses and other IPL/Medical laser course as well as the Skin Care, Peels & Micro-needling course.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have the ability to conduct a skin consultation, identifying such things as:

  • Skin anatomy
  • Role of the skin
  • Facial anatomy
  • Skin ageing
  • Melanogenesis
  • Skin classification
  • Pigmentation of skin
  • Skin analysis and acne

Suitable for:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Beauty therapists

Cosmetic Institute of Australia is now Aesthetics and Skin Institute

Please visit our new and improved website on

We have improved our online learning interface and expanded our course structure, providing you with comprehensive and extensive aesthetics training built on the knowledge of anatomy.

For new students
Sign up on our new training platform for the same high-quality aesthetics online courses and hands-on workshops.
For existing students
We have attempted to contact you via email to inform you regarding your account migration. You can still complete your online courses from Cosmetic Institute of Australia while we migrate your account. As a bonus all past and present students will be given lifetime access to the same courses they have enrolled in before on the new ASI platform.
Please call +614 0111 0065 or email for assistance.